The Aspire Team

The People behind the company

The Management Team

Bill Walsh, CEO

Bill Walsh, CEO

Bill is Aspire’s Chief Executive Officer and responsible for driving the company vision and strategy. Building on a wealth of experience from within Ericsson R&D, Bill saw the opportunity in 2010 to create a new global player in the area of Radio Access Services; Aspire was the result. Bill, a proud Kerryman, will admit to holding a BE degree from University College Cork.
Declan Friel, CTO

Declan Friel, CTO

Declan is the Chief Technology Officer and responsible for driving the company’s technical vision and solutions strategy. With extensive knowledge in 2G, 3G and LTE technology, he has played leading roles in the evolution of Radio Access Technology during his career within Ericsson. Declan has 18 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and holds a BE degree from NUI Galway.
Colm Crossan, Head of Finance

Colm Crossan, Head of Finance

Colm is our Chief Financial Officer and brings more than 20 years senior managerial experience working in hi-growth, hi-tech, global companies such as mAdme Technologies, Norkom Technologies, Newbay Software and Visio Corporation. Colm has a track record of achievement in start-up through high growth to mature companies. Colm steers all aspects of Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Procurement and Administration functions and plays a key role in strategic decision-making and the setting of corporate policy at Aspire. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Mary-Anne Kelly, HR Manager

Mary-Anne Kelly, HR Manager

Mary-Anne is our Human Resources Manager. She develops our HR Strategy and works in partnership with the Senior Management team to achieve business objectives. Mary-Anne has 15 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. She is CIPD qualified in HRM and holds a BSc in Mathematics from UCD.

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